Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND At Almeida Theatre

Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND At Almeida TheatreThe Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for Joe Hill-Gibbins's new production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role.

Direction: Joe Hill-Gibbins; Design: Ultz; Lighting: James Farncombe; Sound: Peter Rice; Dramaturg: Jeff James; Casting: Ginny Schiller; Resident Director: Lucy Wray

King. The male ruler of an independent state; one who inherits the position by right of birth.

King of the castle. A children's game in which each child attempts to stand alone on a mound, or sandcastle, by pushing other children off it.

Simon Russell Beale plays King Richard II in a new production about the limits of power, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (Little Revolution, Absolute Hell).

Joining the previously announced Simon Russell Beale, are Leo Bill, Martins Imhangbe, Natalie Klamar, John MacKay, Joseph Mydell, Saskia Reeves and Robin Weaver.

Joe Hill-Gibbins previously directed Little Revolution for the Almeida Theatre. His other credits include Absolute Hell and Edward II (National Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream; Measure for Measure; The Changeling; The Glass Menagerie; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic); The Girlfriend Experience (Young Vic and Royal Court/Drum Theatre Plymouth); Bliss; The Family Plays and A Girl in a Car with a Man (Royal Court); The Fever (Theatre 503 in association with the Young Vic) and A Thought in Three Acts (BAC). He was previously Associate Director at the Young Vic and Deputy Artistic Director at the Royal Court.



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